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Interior Design Decoration

3 years full-time
2022
UCAS Code:
IDD1
Institution code: S30
UCAS Points:
96-112
Campus:
Southampton City Centre
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With award winning graduates, and a teaching team of expert industry professionals, this industry-focused, Society of British and International Interior Design (SBID) accredited creative degree will help provide you with the design skills and hands-on experience to start your career at the cutting edge of design.

Whether you're interested in interior design, surface decoration, textiles or interior styling, Solent University’s interior design decoration programme will help you to improve your practical skills and begin a unique career in this exciting creative industry. With an expert teaching team and a strong emphasis on the decorative elements of the interior and lifestyle industry, you’ll gain the practical experience and support required to create a professional portfolio and get your career off to the ideal start.

The course places a strong emphasis on gaining hands-on experience and students are encouraged to work on industry-led projects. Through the course team’s strong industry links, past students have had the opportunity to gain self-directed work experience in both commercial and domestic design-led environments.

Students on the interior design decoration course enjoy free access to specialist equipment and facilities. These include a digital fabric printer, digital laser cutter and industry-standard photographic studios. Students will also have access to large format scanners, printing equipment and Apple Mac computers loaded with Vectorworks, Google SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite and a range of other software packages.

Past students have also exhibited their work at important interior design events including New Designers in London. This has provided them with opportunities to meet employers and network with their industry colleagues.

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  • 95%

    Overall satisfaction - NSS 2021

Why choose this course?

Recent projects have been with Ted Baker, The Clothes Show, IKEA, Hampshire Kitchens, Bulthaup, Linden Show Homes and Blendworth interiors.

Making Solent a central hub for interior design professionals in the south east.

For surface decoration, spatial design and interior styling. These include a digital fabric printer, digital laser cutter and industry-standard photographic studios.

With a wealth of industry experience to share.

Student work

Jason Livingston working with Solent students

Ted Baker Live Brief

Picture shows Mollie Peiles Barnes winning design

Interior design decoration students get a competition clean sweep

Picture shows kitchen design for John Lewis of Hungerford

Interior design decoration student wins kitchen design competition

Picture shows design by winner Phoebe Wright

Interior Design Decoration students win National Design Award

Who is this course for?

Interior design and decoration here at Solent prepares students for careers in interior design for domestic and commercial spaces, visual merchandising, surface and textile design, photographic and editorial styling and creative direction.

Students may come from a range of creative or academic backgrounds. Students will be given time and support to develop a professional portfolio.

What does this course lead to?

Recent graduates have found employment in a range of interior design and related roles: high-end residential and commercial interior designer, interior yacht designer, home buyer, creative projects assistant, design consultant, kitchen designer and textile designer. Graduates have found employment with companies such as Dulux, Fortnum and Mason, Ted Baker, Harvey Jones, Claydon Reeves, Magnet and a range of independent interior design practices.

Meet the team

The University cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.

Facilities

The course has specialist equipment for surface decoration, spatial design and interior styling. These include a digital fabric printer, digital laser cutter and industry-standard photographic studios.

There are also large format scanners, printing equipment, the latest PC and Mac computers, with subject specific software including Vectorworks, Google SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite and a range of other software packages.


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